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Singleton Park

Once a private estate, today this urban park is a place to enjoy botanical gardens, miniature golf and live music performances.

Singleton Park is Swansea’s largest park and one of the green lungs of the city. It spreads across some 250 acres (101 hectares) and incorporates a boating lake, botanical garden and university campus. The history of Singleton Park dates back to 1847, when industrialist John Henry Vivian purchased parkland to create a family estate. Today, visitors come to escape the city bustle, get in touch with nature and attend summer events.

Join the locals that flock to the park to bike, jog and walk along the paths, which wind around undulating green lawns. Sit on a bench, admire the tall trees and watch for mischievous squirrels. Visit the quaint Swiss-style cottage, designed by the English architect P.F. Robinson.

In the park’s northern corner you’ll find the Swansea Botanical Gardens. Discover over 200 species of plants displayed in glasshouses, ornamental gardens and rockeries. Come in spring to marvel at the multicolored rhododendrons and in summer to see the herbaceous borders in full bloom.

Go to the southern edge of the park to have some family-friendly fun on the boating lake. Rent a dragon- or swan-shaped paddleboat and cruise across the gentle water alongside bevies of elegant swans. Challenge family and friends on the obstacles of the 18 holes at the adjacent miniature golf course.

Visit the park in September for the annual Proms in the Park. Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of an orchestral classical music concert and a spectacular fireworks display. Other music events take place throughout the summer months, including June’s Summer in Singleton 1-day festival and shows by well-known artists such as Paolo Nutini. Sample local food and drink at July’s Sausage and Cider Family Festival.

Situated in the district of Sketty, Singleton Park is a 15-minute drive from Swansea’s city center. Public buses travel frequently between the park and Swansea Bus Station. Parking is available close to the boating lake.

Singleton Park is open daily and fees are applicable for boat rentals and miniature golf. Swansea Botanical Gardens is open daily and admission is free.


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    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Castle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Beach, LC Swansea and Grand Theatre. Dylan Thomas Centre and Plantasia are also within 15 minutes. Swansea Station is 20 minutes by foot.

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    The Alexander

    3 Sketty Road, Swansea, Wales
       
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Situated in Swansea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park, Singleton Park, and Swansea University. St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground and Swansea Guildhall are also within 15 minutes. Swansea Station is 25 minutes by foot.

      The White House £42
      The White House

      The White House

         
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Swansea, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Swansea Guildhall, Singleton Park and Swansea University. St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground and Cwmdonkin Park are also within 15 minutes. Swansea Station is 21 minutes by foot.

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        The Mirador Town House

        14 Mirador Crescent, Swansea, Wales
           
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Swansea, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park, Singleton Park, and Swansea University. Swansea Guildhall and St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground are also within 15 minutes. Swansea Station is 23 minutes by foot.

          Leonardo's Guest House £41
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          Leonardo's Guest House

          380 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, Wales
             
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Castle, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swansea Beach and Swansea University. Singleton Park is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Swansea Station is 25 minutes by foot.

            The Music Fable
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            The Music Fable

               
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Castle, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Swansea Beach, Singleton Park and Swansea University. Swansea Guildhall and St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground are also within 10 minutes. Swansea Station is 27 minutes by foot.

              The Grand Hotel Swansea £64
              The Grand Hotel Swansea

              The Grand Hotel Swansea

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0

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                Devon View Guesthouse Swansea £48
                Devon View Guesthouse Swansea

                Devon View Guesthouse Swansea

                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Castle, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Swansea Beach, Singleton Park and Swansea University. Swansea Guildhall and St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground are also within 10 minutes. Swansea Station is 27 minutes by foot.